I really hated it when Kyrsten Sinema was elected to the Senate. I just knew she would be an extremist with an extremist agenda, but I have been impressed by her willingness to do what’s right for her constituents even when it is wrong for the Democratic party. She has been very adamant about not eliminating the filibuster which would open the floodgates of terrible liberal policies. Many of which would not be in the best interests of her voters.
But that has raised the ire of former Arizona Attorney General Grant Wood, a major backer of Sinema during her run for U.S. Senate. She has taken on the entire Democratic party, so Wood is no threat. And Sinema does not strike me as someone who can be intimidated. She has held her line on several red-button issues put forth by her party including packing the courts. In order for Democrats to pass these extreme measures, they need to eliminate the filibuster. Both Sinema and Sen Joe Manchin are opposed to that.
“I do think that Sen. Sinema and every senator should support ending the filibuster for the voting rights bill. To keep the Jim Crow filibuster while losing some of these basic voting rights that are central to our democracy is preposterous.”
“Sen. Sinema should know that, so should Sen. Manchin. At the end of the day, I’m very hopeful that they’ll come around and do the right thing. But if they don’t, then I don’t think they belong in the Senate anymore.”
“At the end of the day, if you don’t vote to protect voting rights and save our democracy by breaking the Jim Crow filibuster, it should be your last vote as a United States Senator. No exceptions.”
The filibuster has been around much longer than Jim Crow laws have been. As a Democrat, Wood should know this since the democrats are the ones who instituted both slavery and Jim Crow laws.
“As folks in Arizona know, I’ve long been a supporter of the filibuster because it is a tool that protects the democracy of our nation, rather than allowing our country to ricochet wildly every two to four years back and forth between policies,” Sinema told reporters on Wednesday.
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“When you have a system that’s not working effectively, and I would think that most would agree that the Senate’s not a particularly well-oiled machine, right? The way to fix that is to change your behavior, not to eliminate the rules or change the rules, but to change your behavior,” Sinema added. “So I’m going to continue to go to work every day, aggressively seeking bipartisanship in a cheerful and happy warrior way, as I always do, and showing that when we work together, we can get things done.”
Bravo, Sen Sinema.